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Borax Cures and Health Benefits

Yeast Infections  

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Posted by Kathy (Virginia Beach, VA) on 03/27/2008
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Decades ago I was informed by a nurse that douching with a tbl. of the borax used for cleaning laundry(don't want to mention the BN) and 8 oz. of warm water twice daily for just a few days works. Well it really does. I've been using this remedy for many years now with no adverse reactions. If you do it gently, it should not cause problems, just wash out the vagina. Very simple and super cheap!

Replied by Sonya
DFW, TX
01/28/2009

Several years ago, I went in for my annual exam, and was told that they couldn't do a PAP because I had a yeast infection. I was dismayed -- "but I always have one", I said. The Doctor, bless his heart said that he would prescribe boric acid boluses for me. He prepared them himself and they were available from a pharmacy down the street. I protested a little that nothing ever worked for me, EVER... not permanently anyways.

He told me that he had never seen a repeat case in anyone that he had prescribe the boluses to. Well, I used them and guess what? It's been four years with no yeast infections! I will never use the stupid cream stuff again. If I ever need to, I may make the boluses myself using the cosmetic grade borax and cocoa butter. But -- I haven't had to and hopefully won't!

Replied by Lisa
Kevil, Kentucky
04/23/2011

In herbal medicine, the term bolus is used interchangably with the word suppository. Many herbalists call a suppository made with herbs and an oil that is solid at cool temps and then melts when inserted into the body (vagina, or rectum) a bolus.

Replied by A.busey
Beaverton, Oregon
07/12/2011

Yes! A nurse practitioner finally helped me after years of yeast infection from antibiotic use for sinus infection. She said go to the drug store or natural food store and buy the biggest empty capsules they sell and buy Boric Acid Powder there also. Fill one or two capsules and use as a suppository over night. You can do it a couple days in a row and it has worked wonders! Plan to where a light pad to absorb a little mess when you get up and moving around the next morning. Oh, I've found that a straw works wonders - just poke it down into the Boric Acid container and then hold over the open capsule and pinch above the powder to get it to fall out of the straw into the capsule. Hope this helps the many others suffering with this awful problem.

Replied by Sandy
Vienna, Austria
05/27/2013

YEA, you are mentioning "borax" and "boric acid" in your post. Isn't there a difference?

Another thing that I don't quite understand: Borax is alkaline, right? But the pH of the vagina is supposed to be acid. E.G. Many woman get yeast infections because the sperm is alkaline, which messes up their vaginal environment. How can an alkaline substance cure an infection caused by a disturbed environment?

But if you say it worked I'm gonna give it a shot anyways. But how do I know if the borax/boric acid that I buy is the one you used for your treatment? Do you have a chemical formular or any other specific information or something?

I have no idea where to buy this stuff in Austria... Does anybody have experiences with the borax from ebay?

Thanks.

Replied by Somegirlontheinternet
Sacramento, Ca
07/22/2014

So, I had been wondering this same thing, and I think I figured it out. This is based on nothing more than speculation however I believe that Boric Acid is what people are referring to using vaginally, and Borax internally (uhhh.. by mouth. lol.. I guess technically they are both internally, but you know what I mean). One of the big differences is that one is acidic (like the vagina) and the other is alkaline. I'd recommend just using Boric Acid vaginally since it has such a well proven track record. My guess is that some people aren't aware they are two different things and are inaccurately using Borax in place of Boric Acid. Just a guess. Internally (by mouth) Borax is supposed to help clear up candida though so I'm sure using both at the same time should help clear it up from the symptom location (vagina) and the root location (intestinal track).

Just my thoughts but I could be wrong.

Replied by Sophia
In
05/08/2017

I just mixed 4 TBSP organic extra virgin coconut oil with 2 TBSP 20 Mule Team Borax and made some boluses with molds that hold I'm guessing 1/4-1/3 TBSP each. They're in the freezer now and I plan to use them, once daily, for 2 weeks and then 2x/wk for 6-12 months if needed after that. I also started taking 1/8 TSP Borax in water today and will do 5 days on and 2 days off. Oh, and I put 1 TSP in 16 oz of distilled water along with 1 TSP of a 1:1:1 salt:baking soda:xylitol mix I use to irrigate my sinuses. I have Lyme and chronic yeast/fungal issues from all the antibiotics I've been on. Plus, I'm taking good probiotics. Will check in with progress but I couldn't find a recipe for the borax boluses so I just guessed at it. I know boric acid might make more sense but I have the borax on hand. Having high hopes for borax in general and very grateful for this site and all the contributors. Thank you, EC!

Replied by Rachel
Gloucestershire
08/29/2017

Hi Sophia

I am keen to know how you got on with your vaginal coconut oil/borax treatment for yeast infection? I have chronic problems too. Hope to hear your feedback sometime.